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Peony Cottage

(Ref. 1097995)

Lakeside near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Extremely nice place- very helpful and welcoming with a pleasant welcome pack ..."

    Extremely nice place- very helpful and welcoming with a pleasant welcome pack premises were very homely and well kept would definitely recommend to family and friends and would love a return visit

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are delightedthat you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    The hot tub was perfect to relax in and the bed was super comfy! A quiet location with plenty of places to visit around the area.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are delighted that you had a lovely stay at our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Aug 2023

  • "Peony Cottage is idyllic , set in beautiful tranquil woodland."

    Perfect location to explore the Windermere, Coniston Waters and surrounding villages particularly Hawkshead. You can literally step out the front door and turn right at bottom of drive for the most peaceful walk up to High Dam, stand and listen for a moment and you hear nothing but the sounds of nature. The cottage is everything you want and need, the owners Julie and Alistair have thought of every little detail. The Hot Tub is a real bonus at the end of a long day walking, to relax those weary bones and muscles. We all have are own opinions when giving feedback but please ignore the negative comments some holiday makers have left, the cottage is absolutely perfect for a relaxing break. We will be back as soon as we can. Thank you Julie and Alistair

    We are delighted that you had a relaxing break at Peony Cottage. Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback and we look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage just a 5/10 walk down to lakeside where you can catch the boat to Bowness or Ambleside."

    Hot tub was fantastic with a little seating area. And plenty of room for parking. Only issues we had were the top step into the cottage was loose and standing in it was very dangerous and the oven was a nightmare to use. But we had a very pleasant stay

    We are delighted that you had a lovely stay. Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location to explore the lake district."

    10 mins walk to the ferry/train and a lovely walk up to High Damn which starts at the cottage. Great hosts and nothing is too much trouble. We will be back. Lisa & Ian

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback, we look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location with walks on the doorstep and lots of places to visit."

    You can go from Lakeside on the boat to Bowness which is lovely. We also visited South Walney Nature Reserve and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. The cottage is very private and hot tub is great to have. Enjoyed our week in Cumbria enjoying the Lake District before heading further up into Scotland.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Peony cottage was a lovely quiet place to stay."

    It was fitted out with everything you need and also lovely touches like tea coffee biscuits for when you arrive. Also lovely toiletries in the bathroom. The hot tub was such a luxury and so nice to use after a day out. Within walking distance of Windermere lake for beautiful scenic boat trips. Would highly recommend a stay in this delightful cottage.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage, great location."

    Hot tub a blessing after a long day.

    Thank you for your positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely 3 nights stay for my birthday, just what we needed,nice and quiet ..."

    Had a lovely 3 nights stay for my birthday, just what we needed,nice and quiet and the bed was so comfy, 10 minutes walk to get the ferry to bowness,couldn't recommend it enough

    Thank you for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Mar 2023

  • "My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights and it was a perfect getaway."

    The owners were super friendly and helpful and the cottage itself was wonderful. The hot tub is perfect for relaxing in after a long walk and the bed is the comfiest bed ever! Absolutely everything was just perfect about this place. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent stay, great location."

    Everything we needed on hand. Owners around the corner and very helpful. Loved all the little extra touches. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2023

  • "Would absolutely recommend this little cottage, we felt so much at home from the moment we walked through the door."

    Alistair and Julie really put some effort into making your stay so nice, you get towels provided for the hot tub along with bath robes. There are so many books, games, DVDs and videos for you to use and the bed is soooooo comfy. The hot tub is quite secluded so you can relax. There are numerous instructions for all the appliances and remote controls that if you have any problems you will easily work them out.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2022

  • "This property is beautifully decorated, so comfy and warm."

    We had the most wonderful stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2022

  • "Me and my boyfriend just had the most amazing stay at peony cottage."

    The attention to detail from the hosts was amazing and had the most relaxing time! We had everything we needed and more and the treats left us was such a nice touch. The hosts were super generous and kind and we can not wait to come back and stay again. Would highly recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by Giorgia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a great week at Peony cottage the owners were friendly and welcoming and had left a generous welcome tray of biscuits and Prosecco!"

    The hot tub was lovely and the cottage was beautifully decorated cottage. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful location which has good access to main routes for trips out."

    Treats were an unexpected surprise. Had no problems with the oven for a quick dinner on our first night. Owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Sep 2022

  • "Everything about our stay was 5* The location The property The owners are 10*"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, fabulous hosts and amazing location!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and genuinely didn't want to leave! We will no doubt be back again! Get it booked you won't be disappointed!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2022

  • "The treats were a pleasant find, thank you."

    A good all round location for a trip to the lakes & a nice quiet area. Fan was much appreciated in the heatwave, thank you. The kitchen is so tiny you can't prepare meals in it, plus the hob is not user friendly, & takes a long time to heat food up. The sofa slides everywhere when you sit on it, so we had to move a rug from under a table to be able to sit on it. No mention of the use of feathered pillows, duvet & cushions...I am allergic to them, and as a vegan it is unethical. The TV had no signal so unable to watch it, not a problem for us, but something for others to bear in mind. The patio area only consists of a small table and chairs, not much privacy for that, or for the use of the hot tub, especially when the family are dining outside. Cleanliness was not up to standard expected of a holiday cottage. Many cobwebs, dust, and the tiles in the bathroom are grimy with a lot of black grout. The shower head kept falling from the holder, it was not substantial for a cottage of this price, and the extractor fan didn't work. The doors don't close properly, especially the bathroom. A slab at the front entrance was loose causing my partner to slip down the step. And WORST of all was finding someone's glasses in the bed behind the pillow!!!! Disgraceful!! We have left them 'somewhere' to see if the cleaner finds them.

    Dear guest We take great pride in providing a lovely base for our guests holidaying in the Lakes, as such we were extremely disappointed to receive your review as your experience seemed so dissimilar to all previous guests and reviews. We're very disappointed that we were not given the opportunity to put this right during your stay - as we only live next door. We would have happily and quickly corrected this for you, for example - changed the bedding to suit your needs, shown how to use the televisions - both of which were and are in perfect working order, with access to terrestrial TV such as BBC and streaming services such as ITV hub, BBC iplayer etc. (instructions on how to do this were available too). We have since addressed all of the key issues you have taken the trouble to detail, and would have happily done this for you to help you enjoy your stay here. We had very purposefully described and photographed the kitchen as 'a small but well-equipped kitchenette ... which has everything you need to prepare tasty meals', so that guests have the accurate information required about the cottage prior to booking. As you might appreciate, we would have been grateful if you had thought to let us know you had found my wife's glasses, mislaid during your changeover. We thought it unkind that you instead, rather oddly, decided to hide them! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine2.2Jul 2022

  • "Overall a lovely cottage, attention to detail, and welcome pack, complimentary toiletries and little treats were very much appreciated."

    If you're the sort of person who enjoys preparing and eating main meals of an evening, then the kitchenette is tiny! Unfortunately (or fortunately,) our stay coincided with a very hot spell of weather, so we couldn't make full use of the lovely hot tub, as we were told that the temperature was set by a company with no local control by the owners! Having said all that, the owners couldn't do enough for us, and the cottage is in a wonderful location for all the activities we wanted to do in the southern lakes.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful, luxurious little retreat in a fantastic location to explore the lakes."

    . Attention to detail to make us feel welcome was lovely x The hot tub, an absolute bonus to soothe aching legs and relax x Sad to leave

    Reviewed by Rachel Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Peony Cottage was a lovely place to stay and in a great location to explore the Lake District."

    Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Collin5.0Jun 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage, comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    Hot tub was wonderful, very private and wonderful after a long day exploring. 5minute walk to the ferry. Fantastic stay, so much so I didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "This property was 100% 5* From arriving to leaving."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Please note: From 24/11/2023 there will be no bathtub at this property (A new shower room will be fitted)
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • Kitchen.
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with icebox, coffee maker
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker
  • WiFi - Download speed up to 500Mbps, upload speeds 73 Mbps
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear patio with hot tub and furniture
  • *Please note that due to water change and cleaning of the hot tub, it may not be sufficiently warm for use on arrival*
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Adults only, unfortunately no Infants or babies permitted
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: There are steps leading down to the entrance, please take care
  • Note: This property is an annex to a larger house, please consider this when booking

The property

Newby Bridge 1.5 miles.

If you're looking for an idyllic romantic getaway to the Lake District National Park, look no further than Peony Cottage, a delightsome, semi-detached cottage resting in Lakeside near Newby Bridge.

It's ideal for couples who want to enjoy some quality time together and has a private driveway with ample parking so you can arrive and get unpacked without any stress.

Upon entering the property, you'll be happy to find a compact but well-equipped kitchenette offering all you need to rustle up easy meals.

When a tasty dinner for two has been made, enjoy eating together in the tastefully furnished living dining room at the oak dining table as you discuss the day's events.

After dinner, curl up together on the leather sofa and switch on the Smart TV to enjoy your favourite show or movie; switch on the gas fire, too, and fill the space with a warm glow.

When the day comes to an end, progress to the king-size bedroom, a beautifully decorated space which is bathed in light by Velux windows and offers ample storage for your things.

The bathroom is next door and is well stocked with locally made products and fresh white towels and robes, ideal for a freshening up before a day packed with fun out in the Lakes.

The property opens out to an enclosed patio, the perfect space for unwinding at the end of the day, with a hot tub offering soothing dips and a bistro table making for a lovely spot for alfresco dining.

Be sure to spend some time in Lakeside, a scenic village hosting some great things to do, including touring the Lakes Aquarium, being pampered at the Lakeside Hotel & Spa, and boarding the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

Newby Bridge has 2 popular hotels for dining and essential supplies can be found at the supermarket at the service station; the National Trust's scenic point of Fell Foot is near the hamlet, offering facilities for swimming and boating.

Why not board the ferry from Lakeside to Bowness-on-Windermere, where the delights of Brant Fell, Windermere Golf Club and Bowness Marina await?

Far Sawrey and Hawkshead rest moments' away from the cottage, whilst the Park itself offers even more amazing sights further away, from picturesque towns to glorious peaks; you'll rarely be bored.

For a romantic break to remember, choose Peony Cottage.

Adults only, unfortunately no Infants or babies permitted

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 8 miles.

The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats, bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, plus the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.

Please Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

This property offers the following short breaks:

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